Main Line Area Shopping
Shopping is one of the Main Line’s most famous attractions. Shoppers can chose from a wide range of specialty shops and major department stores, as well as from different types and forms of shopping centers. The Main Line has two of the nation’s most famous shopping malls: Suburban Square, in Ardmore, and the King of Prussia Mall, located 10 minutes away. The region offers every type of retail imaginable, and you can find anything you need on the Main Line towns.
An outdoor shopping mall with lots of trendy boutiques, Suburban Square offers both specialty shops as well as mainstream stores, such as Ann Taylor, Banana Republic and Gap. It also has one of the most outstanding Farmer’s Markets, open six days aweek, where you will find the tastiest and freshest foods and fruits.
Wayne and Haverford Square are also good shopping locations in the Main Line. Wayne,with its rich history, almost takes you back in time and offers shoppers a more hands on,crafty experience. You can enjoy movies in Wayne’s old movie theater, as well as many afternoons painting pots in some of its charming and rustic pottery stores. Haverford Square, with its handcrafted gifts and jewelry,and its fine clothing for men and women,also offers shopping experience.
You can really find it all in the Main Line: the funky, the trendy, and the most fashionable. The Main Line is truly an assortment of a wide selection of shops and stores that cater to your home, your family, and yourself.
Here is a list of some of my favorite stores:
• Tailor: Sew Rob
9-11 East Athens Avenue, Suite 11B, Ardmore
He understands a woman’s physique.
• Florist: Rue Coco
52 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore
Owner Eileen McDade describes her style as "from vintage-y cottage-y roses to sleek modern design."
• Hardware Store: DMI Home Supply
2541 Haverford Road, Ardmore
They know how to treat customers.
• Gift Shop: Inside and Outside
29 West Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore
You can find real gems in this tiny store.
• Women’s Clothing Boutique: Skirt
907 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Owner Maureen Conallen has a hip fashion sense.
• Women’s Casual Clothing: Talbot’s
379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford
Great for women’s business clothing too.
• Kid’s Books: Children’s Book World
Haverford Station Road, Haverford
They help my kids select their books.
• Athletic Shoes: Bryn Mawr Running Company
Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
• Antiques: Wilson’s Main Line Antiques
329 E. Conestoga Road, Strafford
English & French 18th & 19th century antiques & reproductions.
• Baby Boutique: Kid’s Clothesline
131 West King Street, Malvern
Large selection of clothes for kids to 24 months old.
• Cosmetics: Bluemercury
Suburban Square, 42 St. James Place, Ardmore
The store also has a spa (http://www.bluemercury.com/).
• Rugs: Knots and Weaves
304 E. King St. Malvern
Fine rugs from around the world.
• Stationer: Blue Tulip
21 Leopard Road, Paoli
Elegant invitations, note cards and announcements.
• Toy Store: Character Development
209 Haverford Ave., Narberth
Jackie Maki’s creative children’s book & toy store.
• Shoe Repair: Rossi Shoe Repair
201 Rittenhouse Ave., Ardmore
A 100-year old tradition.
• Yoga Studio: The Yoga Garden
31 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth
Owner Georgette DuBois is wonderful (www.yogagardennarberth.com/).